2017-08-16 ReNew Learning and RTR

I love when I come to a new understanding about something that I had previously known, which happened this week. We had the blessing of having a consultant come to our campuses from the county office of education to help us with some work we are doing. Part of the work is to implement RichContinue reading “2017-08-16 ReNew Learning and RTR”

2017-08-10 Breakout EDU Middle School Math

With the sounds of a sharp, repeating, and blaring noise the herds of young bodies began their almost zombie like motions to their assigned classrooms. Those who were new to the school, looked anxious, schedules out and a mixture of puzzled and nervous expressions. The contrast of the mindless shuffle to class to the anxious,Continue reading “2017-08-10 Breakout EDU Middle School Math”

2017-07-31 – A Whole New World

Technically I started back to work last week, and this week we begin the welcoming party for the new teachers. I am very happy and excited about the start of another school year and it’s going to be amazing fun and learning. The introductions were fast, furious, and empowering. The highlight, for me, was theContinue reading “2017-07-31 – A Whole New World”

2017-07-25 – Ipadpaloozaca & a Pirate

The first day back to work and I’m so stoked to start the new school year with IpadpaloozaCA¬†and the opportunity to learn and get better together struck twice with both keynote speakers Dave Burgess and Carl Hooker. Both gentlemen are incredible speakers, fun, entertaining, and knowledgeable. Meeting one of my eduheroes is the most excitingContinue reading “2017-07-25 – Ipadpaloozaca & a Pirate”

2017-06-02 – Day 23 – Last Day

The combination of working on so many things, being pulled in so many directions meant the beginning of summer was especially important to pull back and refill. The last day of school with students, while I would miss our good times together, I have to admit, I was all like…. Especially considering we have anContinue reading “2017-06-02 – Day 23 – Last Day”

2017-06-01 – Day 22 – Report Cards

Following a great recipe from The Classroom Chefs, I wanted to give my students the opportunity to grade me and to make a note to warn my future students what to expect from a class taught by me. My premise is simple, the students were asked to fill out an anonymous template that graded meContinue reading “2017-06-01 – Day 22 – Report Cards”

2017-05-30 – Day 20 – First Rep

One of the things I was excited about trying out is two new learnings: The splat series from Steve Wyborney and the numberless word problems from Brian Stockus. Here is my chance to do the first rep with another class….mind you this is the last week of school, a minimum day, and I’m playing theContinue reading “2017-05-30 – Day 20 – First Rep”

2017-05-29 – Day 19 – Mentorship

There are moments in life where you feel like that this must not be real, but in reality, it is. Moments, for example, when you are working side-by-side with your mentors, planning and working through some amazing things and you’re just so happy to be a part of the conversation. I am never more surprisedContinue reading “2017-05-29 – Day 19 – Mentorship”